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    Info Show us your Cabriolets!

    Nice photos, the car looks familiar. That's a very low mileage, which is why it still has the original vinyl roof. The majority now with canvas roofs have suffered tears and been replaced by necessity. Again, I doubt many still have the original floor mats. Another popular upgrade was alloy...
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    Info Parts Reference

    Longest auxiliary belt for alternator and air conditioning. I have just had this belt replaced and it is none of the options listed for the K11 with similar combination of equipment. My mechanic finally got the right one at belt number 8. The one you need is 6PK955 ie. 6 ribs and 955mm long. He...
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    Info Strut Brace on Cabs.

    My understanding is that having Macpherson struts and no roof for rigidity, the March Cabriolet would benefit from a front upper strut brace. I'm not interested in modding any other aspects of suspension, and wondered how many of you have tried one on this model in isolation. Also did it bump up...
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    Cabrio Hard Top

    Filthy. Have some pride in the poor thing. :p My friend has a colour coded fibreglass hardtop on his yellow Mk1 MX5. Done well it works wonders, you can put a bigger rear window in too so there isn't so much of a contrast in visibility. I prefer driving my Cab in reverse when the top's down just...
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    Info Parts Reference

    Finally a Ta Daa definitive list of pads for the standard Sumitomo calipers used on the March Cab. These are Nissan Sunny N14 or Nissan 100NX pads which have been confirmed by Nissan as fitting our front calipers. Thanks to Jason Quigley for his parallel research, confirming mine. This item is...
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    Hi, my battery light on my March Cabriolet is staying on even after fully charging. It's just...

    Hi, my battery light on my March Cabriolet is staying on even after fully charging. It's just managing to charge under no load, but drops down as soon as sidelights on or blower on 1. It is original Bosch 65A with one bolt on + wire and the block connector with skinny power feed. Main question I...
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    Info Parts Reference

    Re: Brake Cylinder - 'I have also checked with Blue print and they do not have a stock number ADN144R on their database, we are very sorry about that!' Going to try taking measurements from existing cylinder. Anyone had any success finding correct replacement cylinder in UK?
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    Tyre Choice for 6x14" Rims.

    I currently have a K11 Cabriolet with JDM alloys and Winter tyres, but they are too tall being 175/65/R14. I would like to replace the tyres with something with the right diameter, but undecided between 2 options. Either the classic 185/55R14 which I think it had originally, or slightly...
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    Info Show us your Cabriolets!

    But that would mean losing my authentic reflector badge, with picture of a mountain and unknown writing. I would like to know what it says, as it probably indicates a place in its homeland. Was nice to find a penny sized Japanese coin in the car too - I mislaid it for safekeeping :rolleyes:
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    Info Show us your Cabriolets!

    I will take some close ups for you of the back window Andy. No interior shots yet, as I haven't cleaned it. All absolutely standard anyway. Likewise the engine bay, I'm cleaning up bits at a time.
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    Info Show us your Cabriolets!

    Introducing Rebel. Came over to Reading in 2011 and moved down to Devon. From Rising Sun to Sunshine and Showers. It's a manual model with a locally fabricated black canvas roof. Rear glass and original vinyl cover retained. 14" JDM Top Run alloys and factory fitted spots. Original Kenwood...
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    Excited by my new March Cab, but a steep learning curve and advice needed.

    It's shy. Looks the same as Andy's before he pimped it. Due for a wash and wax, so will do the decent thing and post a few angles.
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    Tech / Mechanics Roof Stuck Open

    Switch was on Manual as you said Andy. Erectile disfunction was cured at the flick of a switch! I doubt I would have associated that switch with the roof, so I really appreciate not having to take it to a garage. If you photographed or scanned all the pages in that manual, you would have a...
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    Info Show us your Cabriolets!

    'FHUK11' :p
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    Tech / Mechanics Roof Stuck Open

    I am not going outside now, but I think you may well have hit the nail on the head here Andy :) As well as showing off the roof, I was playing with the radio aerial. I thought the Auto/Manual switch was for the aerial, and I know I played with it when I was talking. I bet I left it switched to...
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